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What Is Democracy?
A Philosophical Journey Exploring Government

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Anonymous picture

Beautifully argued; simultaneously eloquent and urgent. The film accomplishes a lot in a short space: It gives a concise critique of the current state of actually-existing liberal democracy; in particular the ruinous consequences of thinking in "moated" ways of living, driven by utilitarian ...Read more

William avatar

I thought the documentary aspects of the film were better than the philosophical/pedagogical, which I believe suffered from an incessant, dogmatic litany of Platonic doctrine about society and government. I'm more of a Socrates guy myself. (See Karl Popper's "The Open Society and Its Enemies" ...Read more

Anonymous picture

Interesting film. Impossible to cover everything. Would have been nice to move in the direction of how to engage civicly, run and work with offices, leverage the power of your constituency. If we just wait for someone to teach, lead us, then well, we're cooked.

William avatar

I think you nailed it, Sunny. "If we just wait for someone to teach, lead us, then well, we're cooked."

Adin avatar

Outstanding documentary and having been released in 2018 obviously still very topical.

I highly recommend that everyone see this down-to-earth depiction of why true democracy's time has come.

Anonymous picture

Que documental tan importante e interesante. Yo desde hace algunos 15 anos para aca, a traves de la literatura me di cuenta que la democracia no esta vigente, por no decir que no existe en ningun lugar del mundo. Ya en los anos de 1916 a 1939 LOUIS D. BRANDEIS juez de la Suprema corte de ...Read more

harrison avatar

a sharp political reminder to pay attention to politics and to remember that the personal and the local are political